FedEx Performance Zone: Gladbach pair on the rise

Two Gladbach players caught the eye as they beat Schalke – whom they also face in the last 16 – at the weekend, with Gent's Jérémy Perbet and Manchester United's Anthony Martial also rising fast.

Oscar Wendt (left) scored for Gladbach against Schalke
Oscar Wendt (left) scored for Gladbach against Schalke ©Getty Images

Which UEFA Europa League players have shown form during the weekend's domestic fixtures? Check out the big movers in the FedEx Performance Zone.

40: Oscar Wendt (Mönchengladbach) – up 31 places
The Swedish international full-back was a valuable attacking threat for his side on Saturday, scoring a goal in their 4-2 victory against round of 16 opponents Schalke. Wendt also boasted impressive statistics, completing 31/34 passes.

57: Mbwana Samatta (Genk) – up 38 places
Another fast riser is the Genk striker, who turned in a clinical display in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Club Brugge. The Tanzania front man found the net on both occasions he hit the target, and his goals ultimately proved the difference.

65: Mahmoud Dahoud (Mönchengladbach) – up 39 places
Dahoud is another Gladbach player shooting up the rankings, having impressed at either end of the pitch in the weekend's Bundesliga clash with Schalke. He provided an assist and created two other chances, as well as winning five tackles and making three interceptions in an all-action performance.

83: Jérémy Perbet (Gent) – up 43 places
Gent's Jérémy Perbet is certainly a man in form, having notched five times in his last five appearances – including goals in both legs of the round of 32 triumph over Tottenham. He also struck twice – with both his on-target attempts – against Waasland-Beveren at the weekend.

94: Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – up 43 places
Although United had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday, Martial's efforts did not go unnoticed. The France forward was always looking to unlock the door, putting in ten crosses and winning five corners in the process. He also supplied a goalscoring opportunity and embarked on three dribbles.